What would you like to see in a good auction site?

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Re: What would you like to see in a good auction site?

New postby Glyn Meredith » Mon Jan 02, 2012 4:04 am

Stephan wrote: ... Would you be willing to set your alarm for 3.00 am to bid on something you wanted in the UK for example ...

It's a regular occurrence here in Tokyo, Steve. :o

It's very difficult for anyone outside Japan to bid on Yahoo Auctions Japan, so the reverse conditions don't really apply.
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Re: What would you like to see in a good auction site?

New postby Jdzwatches » Mon Jan 02, 2012 5:56 am

Your right about the time zone Stephan,I didn't think about that and it would make international auctions harder to make fair.

I think it was Derek that said something about sellers not being able to end auctions early,while that has not happened to me many times, a problem that has occured twice after winning an auction,is then the seller sends you an eBay message telling you that the item sold out of their shop and the listing wasn't removed.

Always seems to be an auction you won at a good price.I wonder if the item would be available if it sold for twice as much???
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Re: What would you like to see in a good auction site?

New postby Stephan » Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:30 pm

Had a similar thing happen to me when I won a multi coloured case at a good price.
The bloke kept posting it and it kept coming back to him. ( post office problem he said )

If someone wants to get out of a sale tis not much you can do to stop it.

I used to get annoyed but now I just shrug my shoulders and wait for the next one.
There is always another one or something just as good and sometimes better.
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